The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small dog of British origin which appeared in the early twentieth century. Its ancestor, the King Charles Spaniel is much older. In the seventeenth century, King Charles II of England particularly loved English miniature spaniels. So much so that they were given the name of King Charles Spaniels. But the fashion of the pugs and the Pekingese got the better of the long snout of the King Charles Spaniels, who, with breeding, found himself decked out with a short nose. Throughout the twentieth century, there were two types of King Charles: the short-nosed King Charles Spaniel and the "old model" of King Charles with the longer muzzle. It was not until 1945 that they were officially called "Cavalier King Charles".The Cavalier King Charles has four types of coat: black and red, tricolor, ruby or blenheim. Formerly a hunting dog, he nevertheless flourishes much more as a simple pet. Its small size makes it suitable for living in a flat in the city as well as in the countryside, provided it has a regular dose of fresh air. Generally sociable, the Cavalier King Charles can still be very turbulent. They must be well-trained from an early age to allow them to adapt to more or less all situations.